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Professor Marion Thain

Professor Marion Thain

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Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Professor of Literature and Culture.

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Marion Thain began her career as a Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge University, and then worked in English departments at Russell Group universities in the UK, before moving to New York University as a professor of Arts and Literature in the interdisciplinary global liberal arts (Liberal Studies), and Director of Digital Humanities for NYU. She returned to take up the position of Professor of Literature and Culture and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in autumn 2018.

Research Interests and PhD Supervision

  • ‘Lyric’ poetry; poetics; visual arts; interdisciplinary aesthetics
  • Aestheticism, Decadence, and the Fin de Siècle;
  • Technology and the production of cultural knowledge.

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Fields of teaching expertise include: modern poetry; literature and culture 1860-1930; literature, culture and technology.

Expertise and Public Engagement

Marion Thain has appeared on BBC radio 4 and in other public fora; she is happy to speak with the media on issues related to the research interests listed above.